How American Girl’s Storied Dolls Became Such a Surprising Success

This story was originally published on Dec. Isaac Larian, the founder and C. Larian was suffering from insomnia, and for good reason. The billionaire had spent the last decade in court battling Mattel, another American toy company, over the intellectual property of Bratz, the precocious line of dolls which were designed by a former Mattel toy designer who later went on to work for M. The crop-top and platform shoe-wearing dolls were huge in the early aughts but had left the spotlight due to changing consumer tastes, as well as a particularly bruising report from the American Psychological Association that accused Bratz of sexualizing young girls. I thought people were crazy, frankly, for doing that.

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The dolls portray eight- to eleven-year-old girls of a variety of ethnicities. They are sold with accompanying books told from the viewpoint of the girls. Originally the stories focused on various periods of American history, but were expanded in to include contemporary characters and stories, the latest addition being WellieWishers, a line of This product line aims to teach aspects of American history through a six book series from the perspective of a nine-year-old girl living in that time period.

Although the books are written for the eight-to-thirteen-year-old target market, they endeavor to cover topics such as child labor , child abuse , poverty , racism , slavery , alcoholism , animal abuse , and war in manners appropriate for the understanding and sensibilities of the company’s target market. The first dolls were created with white muslin bodies, but these cloth bodies were changed in from a white muslin to a matching flesh tone.

Additional face molds were later developed for other dolls, and the line to date includes ten characters covering the period to The “Best Friends” line was introduced in ; supplemental characters from the core book series were created in doll form and marketed as “best friends” for some of the Historical Characters. These Best Friend dolls share the collections of the main characters, but each has her own book, and additional products were marketed under their names. A reboot of the Historical Characters line dubbed as BeForever was launched in August , complete with redesigned outfits, a two-volume compilation of previously-released books, and a ” Journey Book ” for each character, with players taking the role of a present-day girl who found her way to the past and met up with one of the Historical girls.

The line also coincided with the relaunch of Samantha Parkington , whose collection was previously discontinued in

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Log in for unlimited access. Jess Toews regained her hearing through new technology and was recently surprised to receive an American Girl doll that wears a hearing aid. She tells Spectrum News 1, she was brought to tears at the gift. The special doll, given to Toews by her husband, is nothing like she’s ever seen in her 38 years. It will travel to school classrooms with Toews, once it’s safe in schools again when she raises awareness for hearing loss.

American Girl is sharing some of its most popular books as free The brand’s new online hub also features DIY craft videos and advice to I’m hoping this inspires my daughter to put down her phone and pick up her dolls and their companion books again for some screen-free fun. August 28, Date.

Went here whilst on holiday in Orlando with family. For an experience, the shop is lovely. From a Visited here with our daughter. She brought a doll with us on vacation who needed a little more Super store but MORE!!! First, make reservation in advance to eat in the bistro it is well worth it with your child and “their Doll”. Also if you have a Doll already make an appointment for ear piercings and hair styling it is amazing how the staff are able to get the doll’s hair styled while talkng to their mommies girl who own the dolls on how they want the hair.

Floor staff are roaming are just a look around to get help. Grandparents and parents set a limit on spending hen plan for return trips with your grandchildren or children. Just laught had great family time. First the negatives – The store was smaller than I thought and they were out of stock on several items that we wanted.

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While in Chicago for a conference last month, a very lucky group of bloggers, including myself, had the opportunity to be among the first to hear some big news from American Girl. They are relaunching their Bitty Baby line of dolls on August 27, and we got to see the new collection up close! You should have heard the excitement in the room with the big announcement. Not having grown up with an American Girl doll and having three boys myself, everything was a bit new to me.

But I felt as though I had been brought back to my childhood with a trip through the store in Chicago.

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She is from fictional Willows, Wisconsin, where she attended high school. Barbie first appeared in her iconic black-and-white striped swimsuit. Barbie was joined by Ken in The first Barbie commercial aired during the Mi c key Mouse Club in Barbie stands CAREERS Barbie has had over inspirational careers including astronaut, pilot, firefighter, journalist, and entrepreneur to name a few. Barbie traveled into space in , four years before man walked on the moon.

In , Barbie ran for president for the first time and has run in every election year since. In , she ran with the first all-female ticket. In , Barbie saved lives as a surgeon, at a time when very few women were in the operating room. To encourage more girls to explore the STEM field, Barbie has been a computer engineer, video game developer, Mars explorer, and robotics engineer.

ICON It takes a professional staff of top fashion designers, makeup artists, and the most elite couturiers—more than people in all—to create a Barbie doll and her fashions. Barbie has been a muse to many artists over the past six decades, including Andy Warhol and Peter Max. Twiggy was the first celebrity to have a doll in her likeness.

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She was born deaf in her left ear and can hear a little from her right. The company has already offered dolls that can be fitted with wheelchairs and crutches, but this is the first one to have a disability as part of her story. First Alert Weather. Interactive Radar. Morning Show. Community Calendar.

The M.G.A.E. creative team’s response, L.O.L. Surprise! dolls, are pint On the Christmas wishlist of a year-old girl that recently went viral on Twitter, L.O.L. dolls sat of Toys “R” Us, L.O.L. Surprise! dolls are a welcome trend to chase. Unboxing videos, which are often created or sponsored by toy.

She is the latest doll to hit the shelves, but as with all American Girl dolls, she has a story to tell in the hopes of striking a chord with girls just like her. Marks is a member of the first-ever U. Women’s Olympic surfing team and has a little sister who loves American Girls, as well as surfing. Joss’s clothes are modern SoCal surfer girl-style. Her accessories include a cool woven bag, keys, bracelets, cell phone, credit card, and cash.

She pals around with a bulldog who wears a life vest. Doll lovers can order Joss’s cheer practice equipment, surfboard, swimsuit, and competition cheer outfit along with the doll online or at stores. They will collect those fan donations for the whole of on Joss’s behalf, through their store. It is harder than it looks, as the character is “hard of hearing, and often misses the count,” American Girl says.

The sun, of course, has added streaks of blonde, and she carries a brush to keep it sand-free. She comes with a hearing aid and carry-case with a back-up hearing aid in case hers goes missing. Sher wears a bathing suit under her outfit, of course, and should never go for a swim herself, Mattel says.

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Are you a Kirsten or a Molly? A Felicity or an Addy? Over 29 million of the spendy sensations have been sold since the brand launched in the s—but until this year, every single one of those dolls has been a girl. Logan is a bandmate of Tenney Grant, another newly released doll who is a Nashville songwriter. But despite his supporting role, Logan has generated plenty of buzz about a company originally designed to use dolls to tell the stories of girls throughout history.

But that initial vision has changed in multiple ways.

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Like every girl who has ever played with the most popular toy in history, I yank her clothes off and try to put on a new dress. I try to tug it over her head, but the waistline gets stuck at her shoulders, her blond mane peeking out from the neckline. No good. Her plump bottom gets stuck in the same spot.

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As millions of parents know, once your kid discovers the wide world of American Girl, there’s no going back. It all started with the historical dolls, of course, but the AG empire just keeps on growing. Believe it or not, these dolls have been a household name for over 30 years now Make no mistake, AG already has a presence on YouTube naturally : The American Girl YouTube Kids channel is a popular destination for product previews, sneak peeks of special events, cooking videos, and more.

Our new video series are a continuation of that commitment and enable us to give fans new ways to interact with the brand. Just like the dolls and their accompanying books, clothes, accessories, etc. And, omg, they’re just so cute! Check out the official trailer for “Stop Motion: Then and Now”

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